Take The Poll:
Lying In A Relationship; Justified Or Just Don’t
I came across a story earlier this week and made me stop and think for a moment. I won’t bother telling you which story because it’s not really germane to this poll, which makes me wonder a little about how my mind works; I mean, really how did we get to this question exactly? But enough about the labyrinth that is my thought process; it’s the end result that matters right?
So here is the question: is it ever okay to lie to your spouse?
According to a recent study, as many as 75% of respondents admitted regularly lie to their partners. 75%! Doesn’t that number strike you as a little on the high side? It did to me.
The article points to the reason as being one that is completely understandable, however; much of the tale-telling is rooted in the desire to avoid confrontation.
Let the church say, “Amen.”
For the record I am not condoning lying, certainly, but as someone who’s been married a long, long (LONG) time, I do want to keep the peace. Family life is hard, what with everyone running to different places and being pulled in myriad directions. I can see where it would just be easier to say, lie (oh that sounds so harsh) about the amount of money you spent on clothes or lunch with friends. But at what cost ultimately?
Do little white lies lead to bigger ones? Do the little ones undermine relationships the way big ones can? Is not telling the truth when presented with the dreaded, “Does-this-make-me-look-fat?” question damaged a relationship as much as having an affair? Does one open the door to the other?
Lots of questions and now it’s time for you to weigh in.
So take the poll: It is ever okay to lie in a relationship?
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